Milele: (Mission and Vision)
left to right: Kaima, Christian, Harry]
members of Milele were childhood friends in Kenya, up until
high school when they were separated to follow the path of
their individual lives. Each of them pursued school and work
in different arenas, however, one day, 10 years later and
10,000 miles away form home in California, all four of them
found themselves in the same room at a prayer breakfast.
They had all come to the US separately to pursue further
education.They started singing together as a pastime but
it slowly not only evolved into a successful musical ensemble,
but also a unity of friends committed to remedying social
injustices, poverty and resulting oppression. Milele has
traveled extensively and succeeded in becoming well known
musical ambassadors in Kenya as well as Christian circles
In the US. What began as a celebration of God through music
became using music as a vehicle to carry out work that would
move and spread the love of God.
The members of Milele became bound by their passion for remedying social injustices
that riddle their home country of Kenya and the African continent as a whole.
They realized that with their God given musical talents, they could
use their voice to bring about much needed change. However, their musical
success and endeavors do not begin to express the expansion and evolution
of their mission;
Milele's mission is to gather awareness, compassion and action through music
to alleviate the burdens imposed by poverty, lack of resources and disease,
on people in Kenya and Africa as a whole.
By embracing this mission, Milele are now better known for
their humanitarian involvement rather than their music. While
their music remains popular and enjoyable to many, their
presence and contribution through the Change Africa Campaign
and Milele Homes Project acts to propagate hope
to those who are the benefactors of the efforts of the organization.
In 2000 Milele Ministries Incorporated as a non-profit organization
under the 501(c) 3 American tax code to better accomplish
Milele as a musical group continue to record music
and perform statewide in the US and return home to perform
in Kenya at least once a year. Music is the vehicle for change
for Milele and is an enjoyable and fruitful means. It is
for this reason that it is of importance that Milele continues
to produce good music and continues to tour as a medium to
spread the work of their mission.
Change Africa Campaign
Milele has launched the Change Africa
campaign in order to drive the vision of being able to see
Africans embracing the idea that the change they wish to
see in their individual lives and societies can be created
through empowerment, knowledge, unity and hope. Through the
Change Africa campaign it is Milele's vision to continue
providing means for impoverished African communities to gather
strength to make steps towards better living standards.
Milele Family Homes Project
The Milele Family Homes Project
is Milele's largest and most exciting undertaking. It entails
the provision of cost-efficient, quality housing for children
who have been orphaned by AIDS. It is our vision to set up
two to three homes per year. These homes will be resided
in by two parents and between 3 to 6 children who will be
adopted by the couple. Our vision is to provide orphaned
children an opportunity to grow in a family setting, away
from the institutionalized set-up of a traditional orphanage.
It is our vision, in keeping with the philosophy of the Change
Africa campaign, to nurture the Milele Family Homes to reach
a state of self-sufficiency whereby the adoptive couple will
have a means to maintain their household, while the children
grow in a loving, holistic atmosphere where they will receive
the love and attention that any child requires. It is ultimately
our vision that the children, in being provided a comfortable
childhood will be able to replicate our work and become important
and capable members within their society who will create positive change in their city, country and world at large.